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Helpless family seeks help from Sushma Swaraj

Helpless family seeks help from Sushma Swaraj

Rabdeep Singh’s family has urged Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj to help them get their son back from Saudi Arabia. The family from Jammu & Kashmir has reported that he has been held captive by his current employer in the desert country. The family has even forwarded the frantic messages received by them from their son.

The 32-year-old texted his father on WhatsApp about his situation in the foreign land: "They took away my passport and won’t give me any salary for the past one and a half years, I am not able to move out. Additionally, the police are very strict in this country, if they find me without passport & visa, I’ll be put in jail and then my life will be lost in oblivion."

It all happened two years back when Rabdeep, a father of two, went to Riyadh to work as a driver in a private company named Hamood Mojeeri Alb Daidi. The job was provided to him by an agent from the capital city of the country.

But things didn’t go as per plan and Rabdeep along with two others were being held hostage over salary issues. Thereafter, the family has provided all the monetary assistance from India but they also have run out of money now after two and a half years and wants him to come back home.

The parents of Rabdeep Singh are also seeking the help of a gurdwara committee for bringing their beloved son back home.